Richard Boyd Barrett, an Irish politician, has recently called out Ireland's "utter hypocrisy" in regards to its response to global conflicts.
He mentioned the multiple sanctions placed on Russia for invading Ukraine while Isreal faces no consequences for the "70 years of oppression" in Palestine.
"You're happy to correctly use the most strong and robust language to describe the crimes of [Russia's] Vladimir Putin against humanity," he said, "but you will not use the same strength of language when it comes to describing Israel's treatment of Palestinians."
Although the Palestinian case is being documented by human rights organizations, the possibility of sanctions against Isreal is still being argued, he said.
Barrett also pointed out the irony of not calling Israel's actions an "apartheid."'
"You do not even want to use the word apartheid, never mind [imposing] sanctions," he said.
Russian forces invaded Ukraine by land, air, and sea on 24 February in the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since World War Two.